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Bryan Byrne

The mastermind behind the revolution that is SoccerCleats101. Bryan started this website back in 2008 and has been testing boots on a daily basis ever since. Check out our About Page for more details on Bryan and the website.

ShinGuards – New Options To Check Out 2018

Shin Guard Options 2018

Since the last time we ran a feature on shinguards, there have been several fresh, high-profile new options added to the market. Picking a new pair is often a pretty important decision, especially when you consider the fact most players end up wearing the same pair for several seasons at …

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Mizuno Rebula MIJ – Picking the Right Size

Mizuno Rebula MIJ featured

If you checked in on our most recent Mizuno Rebula MIJ feature, you might recall that sizing became an area of contention. Normally, I can be pretty exact in how a boot fits, but there was something a little different about the Rebula. In the “Fit, Size and Shape” section, …

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Nike Academy Pack Tiempo Legend Returns!

Tiempo Academy Pack

If you are a blackout fan and have been awaiting a new Academy Pack style release, rejoice. As a soccer.com exclusive, a limited edition run if the Nike Tiempo Legend 7 has been released in the Academy Pack colorway, available for a limited time only. This is not the first …

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UA Magnetico Pro – Zero Break-In Time Needed?

UA Magnetico feature

Last week, Under Armour released the Magnetico Pro with the tagline “a boot with zero break-in needed and fitting true to a player’s form.” Talk about a bold statement. If you are going to claim you have created a boot that takes zero break-in, you better be sure that you …

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Choosing Your Next Signature Messi Colorway

Messi Releases

If there has been one commonality between recent signature Messi releases, it has been how clean the colorways have been. adidas has begun releasing a new Messi Nemeziz along with each new pack they introduce to the market, with each edition featuring a series of colors that is just a …

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Nike Introduce Merlin 2018 Match Ball

This past week saw Nike release several innovative new pieces to their collection, with the 2018 Merlin Match Ball being a key addition. Set for use in the second half of the year when new seasons kicks off, this is a ball that will definitely capture fan attention for all …

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Up Close – adidas Copa Tango 18.1 TR

Whether you are looking for you’re next weekender shoe or are in need of a new indoor specific boot, the adidas Copa Tango 18.1 TR is a shoe that oozes street credibility. We are talking an iconic look, modern innovation, pure class in all the right area, immediate respect. There …

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Nike Mercurial Vapor 360 Elite Released

Mercurial Vapor 360 Heel

For Nike Mercurial Vapor fans. there is a new edition of the fabled speed boot available that is sure to elevate your game. With 20 years of innovation and experience, the Mercurial series has become the signature boot-of-choice for the fastest players in the game. Designed for the perfect fit, …

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Nike Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite Released

Mercurial Superfly 360 Elite

With 20 years of innovation at hand, Nike has made the Mercurial a signature boot-of-choice for the fastest players in the game. Today, they dropped their latest edition that is designed for the perfect fit, while maintaining all of the key features of a Mercurial release. There has been a …

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The Line-Up Of Players Set To Wear the Latest Mercurial Is Pretty Incredible!

Players Set To Wear The New Mercurial

Talk about a new boot being introduced to the market with some extreme star power! Nike has named the players it intends to showcase the latest Mercurial silo (Superfly VI and Vapor XII) through their release. It is pretty cool to be that they encompass both the men’s and women’s …

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Nike Hypervenom Phantom III Elite HK, 100 Pairs Released

Kane 100 Goal Hypervenom

Nike is celebrating Harry Kane’s accomplishment of scoring his 100th Premier League goal this past weekend with the release of 100 pairs of Hypervenom Phantom III Elite HK. The mix of Blue/White and Gold detailing is absolutely slick and one of the next Hypervenom designs we have seen to date. At …

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“Fast As Nature” Nike Mercurial Set For Release!

Fast By Nature

  The build up is well underwear for the introduction of the newest Mercurial silo, with this Wednesday (Feb 7th) announced by Nike as the big day. In typical fashion, they will be going all out to ensure that soccer fans far and wide are well aware of what magnificent …

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Up Close – Nike Mercurial Vapor NJR “Puro Fenomeno”

Puro Fenomeno NJR Featured

If you have been waiting for a boot that connects the original Ronaldo and Neymar, it has finally arrived! Released as a signature Neymar release, the Nike Mercurial Vapor “Puro Fenomeno” pays homage to two of Brazil’s greatest players. It is a boot that borrow aesthetic cues from the Superfly II that Neymar …

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Nike Release “Fast AF” Pack

Nike Fast AF Pack

Nike has definitely taken a new direction with the naming convention for their new collections. You have to be careful when it comes to the new FAST AF pack, since the AF stands for “audacious football.” Yes, Nike has controversially labeled a pack in the US as football rather than …

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